Stone barn conversionSomerset
This small stone barn conversion has been designed to provide living accommodation for a relative who wants to live close by yet be completely independent.
This stone outbuilding formed part of the main house curtilage. It was close to the family home and used as a log and garden store. The building had never been built for human occupation, so a full renovation and upgrade of the barn was required. The renovation included some underpinning, a raft foundation, a new roof and redirecting an underground stream. This little barn has been refurbished to a lovely, spacious annexe.
Two double bedrooms and a bathroom are on the first floor, with new dormers overlooking the garden to the south. The open-plan kitchen/diner is bright and welcoming, with glazed double doors onto a walled courtyard. This space flows through to the sitting room, where the new wood burner helps create a very cosy space. The ground-floor shower room is discretely accessed off the stairwell to maintain mobility and independence as long as possible.